[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation=”top-to-bottom”]This neoclassical building may look untouched by time but inside a surprising change is hidden. The interior by Pitsou Kedem Architect studio is designed according to the principle of a gradual change from the historical face of the building to the idea of an industrial luxury at the core.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
The windows and the doors, as well as the balcony and the outdoor staircases have the historical features of a contemporary design inspired from that time.
This transition works so well due to the very clear exposing of the old elements in combination to the contrasting colours and materials, which are the architect’s contribution. The load-bearing structures are on display and designed in dark colours against white and light grey. The same story is told through the staircase that consists bare dark steel in contrast with a delicate red net. The open plan provides a flexibility and social interaction for the shared spaces for dining, cooking and relaxing.
Downstairs is found a more private and quieter milieu. The staircase has clear passage functions but with intention to slow down the speed through displaying a carefully curated art.
Finally, the bedroom, which in my opinion is a little bit too functional, is although to continue the transition from soft to hard expression. On the other hand, considering the hot temperatures, strong light and maybe urban noise in the capital Tel Aviv, this solution can turn out as a “sweet” escape for pleasant sleep.